This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Principally based on Projects R7438, R8269 and R8221. Chickpeas sown
from primed seed in farmers' fields in Bangladesh have proved to be
more resistant to collar rot than chickpeas from seed that was not
primed. Likewise, primed mungbean proved resistant to Mungbean Yellow
Mosaic Virus in Pakistan. Then, tests in glasshouses showed that primed
pearl millet was resistant to Downy Mildew. All this means that priming
helps prevent serious damage to pea and bean crops from common diseases.
Farmers in the High Barind Tract of Bangladesh and in eastern India now
readily prime chickpea seed. They've seen for themselves that primed
chickpeas are more resistant to disease than those that aren't primed.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact, Annex. Attached PDF (10 pp.) taken from the CD.
PSP29, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 17.